Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various fishes lacking jaws and true teeth and having a circular sucking mouth, including the hagfishes and the lampreys.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as cyclostomous.
  • noun A fish of the order Cyclostomi; a marsipobranch; a monorhine; a lamprey or hag.
  • noun A gastropod of the family Cyclostomidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Pertaining to the Cyclostomi.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of various primitive jawless fish of the class Cyclostomata, such as the lamprey or hagfish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun primitive aquatic vertebrate

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Cyclostomī and Cyclostomata, class names : cyclo– + Greek stoma, stomat-, mouth.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

French cyclostome, from Ancient Greek κύκλος (kyklos, "circle") + στόμα (stoma, "mouth").

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